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Last week CDS colleague Bryan Matthews of the Institute for Transport Studies ran a meeting of the ITS-UK’s Inclusive Mobility Interest Group, which took place at the offices of ITS-UK in central London. TS-UK is the UK’s national organisation sharing knowledge and experience in relation to Intelligent Transport Systems. The meeting served to relaunch the group,…
Recently our Deputy Director, Dr Angharad Beckett was pleased to be asked to be the Keynote Speaker at a Council of Europe and European Network on Independent Living Study Session for young disability activists. The focus of the session was Citizenship and Political Participation. She enjoyed meeting young activists (18-35yrs) from across Europe – including…
We are delighted to announce that our Director, Professor Anna Lawson has become a member of the EHRC’s new Disability Advisory Committee. Members of this committee bring a wealth of expertise relating to disability, human rights and social justice. They will inform and advise the Commission’s work to protect and promote rights and equality for disabled people….
We are pleased to announce a new research project – U-LEAD – directed by Professor Anna Lawson in collaboration with Dr Angharad Beckett, Professors Mark Priestley, Gerard Quinn and Luke Clements. It aims to generate a body of research on disability, conducted by people in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong who have lived experience of disability. U-LEAD’s…
At a seminar chaired by CDS’ Bryan Matthews (Institute of Transport Studies) Angela Greenaway (Head of the Accessibility Strategy Team, at the Department for Transport) presented the work of the Accessibility and Inclusion Unit and the aims of its Accessibility Strategy.  The discussion and questions from staff and students covered the wide portfolio of ongoing DFT…
A new special issue of the journal Social Inclusion was published today under the title ‘Disability Equality: In Theory and Practice’ (2018, Volume 6, Issue 1). This is an open access journal with all papers freely available to view and download. The direct link for this publication is: https://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/issue/view/83 The issue is edited by Professor…
Congratulations to Dr Ged Doherty on passing his PhD examination with a thesis on the nature and extent of mate crime offending against disabled people and institutional responses. Mate crimes are said to occur when disabled people are victimised by people purporting to be their friends. Cases can escalate and several murders of disabled people…
Research Fellow in User Needs Analysis Do you have a strong background in qualitative research with an interest in the rights of disabled people to access assistive technology? Would you like to work as part of a multidisciplinary European consortium working to improve Independent Living for Deafblind People? Deafblindness – the combination of hearing and…
The Centre for Disability Studies is delighted to announce that it has a new member. Professor Gerard Quinn joined the School of Law at the University of Leeds in January. Gerard is a leading authority on international disability law and will be known to many people as the founder and, now former, Director of the…